Hughes in criticial condition after being hit in head

Daniel Lane 9:41 AM   Former Test batsman Phil Hughes was fighting for his life on Tuesday night after a short-pitched delivery struck his skull during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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Golf won't be a breeze at Australian Open

Back for more: Adam Scott is in for a challenge at The Australian this week.

Adam Pengilly 9:03 PM   The strong southerly breezes expected to whip through The Australian Golf Club later this week have already forced officials into a slight re-think.

tennis

Kyrgios: I can win the Australian Open

Canberra tennis player Nick Kyrgios believes he can win the Australian Open in 2015.

Linda Pearce 7:51 PM   Nick Kyrgios has declared himself a genuine contender for next year's Australian Open title, as former great John Newcombe has urged the Canberra teenager to ensure his self-belief is healthy.

Pocock takes steps towards World Cup

Brumbies flanker David Pocock ripping into training on Tuesday.

Lee Gaskin   Wallabies and Brumbies star David Pocock looks to contact coach Peter Ryan as proof it's possible to come back from multiple knee reconstructions.

ABC cuts 'tragic' but provide opportunity: Graf

Canberra Capitals coach Carrie Graf isn't impressed with the ABC funding cuts to women's sport coverage.

Jon Tuxworth   Carrie Graf has described ABC cuts to women's sport TV coverage as "tragic", and is adamant men's leagues such as the NBL and A-League would not have copped the same treatment.

Cricket boss asks Clarke to 'please explain'

In doubt: Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau 9:43 PM   Michael Clarke is at war with Cricket Australia and will be asked to explain to chief executive James Sutherland the comments that could ultimately threaten his future as Australian captain.

Raiders have strike power to avoid spoon

Chris Wilson 8:00 PM   Raiders centre Jarrod Croker has revealed he hobbled through his best NRL season as Canberra aims to beat wooden spoon odds.

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Baseball

It's Toler time ... almost

Sean Toler.

David Polkinghorne 7:01 PM   Cavalry manager makes star pitcher bide his time.

Australian Football

Magpies mourn loss of loveable larrikin

Danny George, seen here tackling Eastlake's John Shiels, died suddenly after an allergic reaction.

David Polkinghorne 5:43 PM   Dual premiership player leaves behind partner and one-year-old daughter.

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Rugby Heaven

Sam Burgess close to union debut

Edging closer to a rugby debut: Sam Burgess.

1:54 PM   NRL grand final hero Sam Burgess could be about to make a surprise rugby union debut less than eight weeks after surgery to repair his fractured cheekbone and eye socket.

Wallabies want to be the first to win three World Cups

"You know Australians, we like to back the underdog and I'm sure we are the underdog coming into next year's World Cup": James Slipper.

Chris Dutton 1:13 PM   A tumultuous international season has failed to dampen Australia's World Cup ambition, with vice-captain James Slipper declaring the Wallabies want to become the first team to win the tournament three times.

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League HQ

Gorman is the new CEO of the Cronulla Sharks

Lyall Gorman, pictured with FFA chairman Frank Lowy in 2012, is the new CEO of the Sharks.

The Cronulla Sharks have appointed experienced football administrator Lyall Gorman to be the club's new CEO.

A 'reverse Hayne' for Catalan Dragons

As Jarryd Hayne continues on his path to the NFL, the Catalans Dragons have nabbed someone going the other way.

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Football

Haliti leads Wanderers looking at greener playing fields

Dominic Bossi 6:51 PM   Western Sydney Wanderers could be in for a battle to keep hold of several players itching for regular game time after a trio of Asian Champions League winners were understood to be hoping to leave in the coming January transfer window.

Poljak: Wanderers "owe" Sydney FC a derby demolition

Sebastian Hassett 6:12 PM   They might have been crowned champions of Asia a week later, but the pain of losing the season's first Sydney derby after leading 2-0 still grates with the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Cricket

Dr Orchard: the man who saved Hughes' life

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Andrew Webster 6:58 PM   John Orchard was the man you mightn't recognise, but is the reason Phillip Hughes is still fighting for his life

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Phil Hughes injury: junior cricket clubs call for extra regulations

"it reminds you": Aroon Patha, 15, and Akash Yousuf, 14, at Centennial Park.

Julie Power 6:50 PM   Junior cricket clubs have called for the introduction of a compulsory time out after any hit to the head, and warned parents and members of the need for young players to wear a helmet.

Racing

ALP to let racing investigators hear the truth

Patrick Bartley 5:39 PM   If Labor win next Saturday's state election they will press federal law enforcement agencies to give the state integrity commissioner direct access to telephone intercept material.

Jockey chastised by colleagues over his use of whip

Kevin Forrester on Mujadale.

Patrick Bartley   A number of leading Victorian jockeys chastised fellow rider Kevin Forrester moments after his win on Mujadale, winner of last Saturday's $200,000 Ballarat Cup, after he was fined $2000 for overuse of the whip.

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival

2014 Queanbeyan Gift Carnival at Queanbeyan Park.

T20 Cricket: ANU v Ginninderra

Ginninderra take on the ANU in a Twenty20 match at ANU.

ODI Series: Australia v South Africa

Australia take on South Africa in game three of the one day series at Manuka Oval.

Footballer faces court over brutal tackle

FC Zurich has launched legal action after midfielder is seriously injured in a horror tackle.

Batsman's skull fractured by bouncer

Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad's career-best Test innings brought to a dramatic end.

Cheika insists there's more to come

Coach believes his Wallabies side can get better and still have quality to add to their squad.

Canberra Capitals v West Coast Waves

The West Coast Waves take on the Canberra Capitals at AIS Arena, November 9.

Show Jumping Cup

Equestrians gather in Curtin for the Show Jumping Cup on the weekend.

Canberra Cavalry v Sydney Blue Sox

In Baseball Canberra Cavalry take on the Sydney Blue Sox at Narrabundah Ball Park.

Canberra United v Sydney FC

Canberra United defeat Sydney FC 3-0 at McKellar Park.